The Vascular Surgery Department at Good Samaritan is dedicated to the comprehensive treatment of vascular disease, as it affects arteries, veins and the lymphatic system. Patients requiring surgery may undergo minimally invasive endovascular procedures in the state-of-the-art vascular suite on the first floor of the Medical Center or more advanced surgery in our modern operating theatre on the fifth floor. Good Samaritan's vascular team is composed of board certified vascular surgeons, endovascular specialists, interventional radiologists, registered nurses and physician assistants. Additionally, staff members from other disciplines, such as registered radiologic technologists, nutritionists and physical therapists attend to the patient, when necessary.
Endovascular grafting of an abdominal aneurysm
In April 2000, the Departments of Surgery and Interventional Radiology successfully performed one of the first endovascular grafting of an abdominal aneurysm in Suffolk County. This procedure involves the placement of a graft in the patient's aorta, the major artery supplying blood to the abdominal organs, pelvis and legs. The new device is custom-fitted to a specific patient's anatomy following extensive diagnostic review. Once permanently inserted through a small incision in the groin, the graft relieves pressure on the weakened aneurysm wall and acts to support the artery against subsequent rupture.
Good Samaritan's vascular suite is equipped with extensive, computerized fluoroscopic equipment necessary to image vascular structures within the human body; the facility is also operating room compatible, making it the optimum environment for performing these advanced procedures (including angioplasty and arterial stenting).
There is always a vascular surgeon available to respond to any emergency situation in the Emergency Department.
Vascular surgery procedures include:
- Vein Ligation and Stripping
- Aneurysm of Abdominal Aorta
- Aneurysm of Thoracic Aorta
- Arterial Bypass Surgery (Legs and Arms)
- Vena Caval Surgery
- Vascular Access Surgery (AV fistula, AV Grafts, Peritoneal Dialysis Access)
- Reno-Vascular Surgery
- Peripheral Vascular Surgery
- Thoracic Vascular Trauma
- Carotid Artery Surgery
- Angioplasty and Stenting
For further information, call the Physician and the Health Referral Line at (631) 376-4444.